Happy July 4th folks. For those of you having your friends and family over and still stuck on what to give them to eat, how about Peppered Hot Dogs? Are simple yet very tasty and will satisfy almost anyone’s appetite.
You will need a couple of packs of your favorite hot dogs, and buns of course. Some red and yellow peppers, red onions, and banana chillies. The peppers are roasted, mixed with the onion and chilies and used as a relish over grilled hot dogs. The Peppered Hot Dogs are finished off with a creamy sauce made with avocado, sour cream and mustard. The result is a myriad of flavors and textures which will be quickly consumed.
I used The Brooklyn Hot Dog Co. smoked and uncured beef dogs. These are thinner in size than many other hot dogs, so I placed two hot dogs in each bun. I also like my meat to bun ratio close to 2: 1. I think the bun should serve as the carrying vessel only, they shouldn’t be major flavor providers. Feel free to experiment with more than one variety of dog, just make sure not to overload the buns.
Peppered Hot Dogs are a tasty treat for the family or a gathering. It’s grilling season, you can make the relish and sauce in the kitchen and do the rest on the grill outdoors. In your garden, at the beach or in the park. Just have fun.
If you’re wondering what drink to pair with your hot dogs, I would go with beer, cider or a tasty sangria to keep everyone happy.